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Carbon monoxide poses greater and greater risks

December 9, 2016

John Cichowski , The Road Warrior, @njroadwarrior2:26 p.m. EST December 9, 2016 (Photo: Marko Georgiev/Staff Photographer, Marko Georgiev/Staff Photojournalist) Few deaths inspire more sympathy than the insidious, highly preventable kinds that quietly took the lives of a Passaic mother and her two young children last January as they tried to stay warm inside a parked […]

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Family Shares Hot Car Survival Story with Donna Terrell

November 4, 2016

By DONNA TERRELL [email protected] Published 11/03 2016 09:00PM Watch video report at: http://www.fox16.com/news/local-news/family-shares-hot-car-survival-story-with-donna-terrell LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Many of you remember the Judge Wade Naramore story in Hot Springs. An entire community was shaken when the judge forgot and left his son, Thomas, in a hot car. Thomas died that day. We know there are situations […]

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Could a bill that removes liability for breaking into a hot car to rescue a child, pet save lives?

October 3, 2016

10/3/2016 Written by Claire Z. Cardona, Breaking News Producer The weather may be cooling off, but it’s still possible for children and pets to die from being left in a hot car. One Dallas legislator hopes to make it easier for people to intervene, and possibly save a life. Texas leads the nation in deaths of children […]

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Child’s death in car in Dayton coincides with call for new safety measure

September 26, 2016

By Mike Snyder, The Houston Chronicle, September 22, 2016 Updated: September 23, 2016 10:53am The 2017 GMC Acadia comes equipped with a system reminding drivers to check the rear seat. I was just a few blocks from the house when I remembered I no longer lived there. I had recently moved to a place just a few […]

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EDITORIAL: No more child deaths in hot cars – rear-seat sensors should be mandated in all new cars

September 24, 2016

 Cleveland.com, By Editorial Board  on September 24, 2016 at 7:00 AM A baby mistakenly left in the third row of a SUV died last year in the Macedonia Walmart parking lot. (Jane Morice, Northeast Ohio Media Group, File, 2015 ) New, technologically savvy cars do a great job of reminding drivers that they have failed to […]

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Brake Shift Interlock Device Could Have Saved Life of Virginia Toddler

September 23, 2016

by PAUL THOMSON on SEPTEMBER 23, 201 Preventable Accident A device as cheap as $9 could have saved the life of a Greene County, Virginia toddler earlier this week.  On Monday, a 25 year old mother of three was washing her 2002 Ford Explorer in the family’s driveway, while her two older children, ages 3 […]

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Technology Could Help Prevent Hot Car Deaths

September 21, 2016

September 15, 2016 2:37 PM WASHINGTN D.C. (AP) – Today U.S. Representatives from Ohio, New York and Illinois introduced the Helping Overcome Trauma for Children Alone in Rear Seats Act (HOT CARS Act of 2016, H.R. 6041), a critical piece of legislation that would prevent children from being needlessly killed and injured when left alone in […]

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No action while more kids die in hot cars

September 20, 2016

Nearly 800 children have died after being left in the back seats of sweltering cars since 1990, including more than 70 in Florida, according to KidsAndCars.org. Now car makers may be required to add alarm systems to alert parents when I child is left in a back seat. (Tom Merton/Getty Images/Caiaimage) Beth KassabContact ReporterOrlando Sentinel […]

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Hot car deaths of children prompt car alert legislation

September 19, 2016

By Susanna Capelouto, CNN, Updated 9:40 PM ET, Fri September 16, 2016 (CNN)A one-year-old boy in Texas died this week in the back his mother’s car, becoming the 30th child in the United States this year to succumb to heatstroke while left behind in a car seat, according to the advocacy group KidsAndCars.org. As in many […]

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Technology Could Help Prevent Hot Car Deaths

September 16, 2016

Follow CBSDFW.COM: Facebook | Twitter September 15, 2016 2:37 PM WASHINGTN D.C. (AP) – Today U.S. Representatives from Ohio, New York and Illinois introduced the Helping Overcome Trauma for Children Alone in Rear Seats Act (HOT CARS Act of 2016, H.R. 6041), a critical piece of legislation that would prevent children from being needlessly killed and injured when left […]

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